Gower Champion

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Birthday
22, 1919
Birthplace
Geneva, IL
Death Date
Aug 25, 1980 (61)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1919
Birthplace
Geneva, IL
Death Date
Aug 25, 1980 (61)

About

Director and choreographer of numerous Broadway musicals including Bye Bye Birdie, 42nd Street, The Happy Time, and Hello, Dolly!

Before Fame

He performed at nightclubs in a dance act with his friend Jeanne Tyler during his teen years.

Trivia

He was honored with eight Tony Awards for his work as a director and choreographer.

Family Life

He married second wife Karla Russell in 1976. He was previously married to Marjorie Celeste Belcher.

Associated With

He starred in the 1953 film Give a Girl a Break with Bob Fosse.